Redmond citizens place a high value on having a safe and comfortable place to live, a home that is affordable and a home that is conveniently located. The City plans to accommodate additional single-family and multi-family residences as a means to provide additional housing supply as well as a variety of housing types. The City also has a goal of promoting housing at a mix of affordability levels for all economic segments of the community.
Issues in 2001
- Improve balance of new housing to new jobs to help shorten commutes
- Increase number of dwellings affordable to a wide variety of households, from single people to families with children to the elderly and those with special housing needs.
- Improved pace of development of new homes compared to new jobs over preceding 10 year period
- Increased new housing types resulting from application of the City's land use regulations, including smaller single family homes such as cottages and backyard homes
- Increased significantly the number of dwelling units constructed under the City's affordable housing program
In 2000, the City acquired land along Avondale known as the Coast Guard property. Several small homes already existed on the property, which after limited renovation were used as transitional housing. While this added needed homes on the eastside, the property could provide so much more.
Today transitional housing is managed by Hopelink. Also on this property is market rate housing and a development run by Habitat for Humanity.